Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Infrastructure Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 777 759 749
Rank change year-on-year -18 -10 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Infrastructure Engineer 95 103 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.099% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 79 95
England median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £338 £305 £254
90th Percentile £593 £675 £536
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £47.79
UK median hourly rate - - £51.48

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 91,359 90,187 90,477
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.89% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,235 60,341 59,569
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,773 2,621 2,997
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.79 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Senior Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Infrastructure Engineer in England

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Infrastructure Engineer in England

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Engineer in England over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Infrastructure Engineer in England

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Infrastructure Engineer in England

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 37 £450 -18.18% 17
Midlands +4 21 £360 -4.00% 16
South East -3 17 £400 +6.67% 22
West Midlands -8 17 £360 -4.00% 10
North of England -17 13 £575 -8.00% 20
North West -21 9 £575 -0.35% 12
South West -31 7 £475 -5.00% 9
East Midlands +7 4 £375 +11.94% 6
North East -6 3 £575 -8.00% 1
Yorkshire -13 1 £370 -43.08% 7
Senior Infrastructure Engineer
UK

Senior Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, Senior Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Senior Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 93 (97.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 63 (66.32%) VMware
3 55 (57.89%) Windows
4 40 (42.11%) Windows Server
5 36 (37.89%) Active Directory
6 32 (33.68%) Citrix
7 27 (28.42%) Microsoft
7 27 (28.42%) Data Centre
8 26 (27.37%) Cisco
8 26 (27.37%) Office 365
9 25 (26.32%) ITIL
10 23 (24.21%) Firewall
10 23 (24.21%) VMware Infrastructure
11 22 (23.16%) DNS
12 20 (21.05%) Linux
12 20 (21.05%) Finance
12 20 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (18.95%) WAN
14 18 (18.95%) DHCP
14 18 (18.95%) SAN
15 17 (17.89%) Migration
15 17 (17.89%) PowerShell
16 16 (16.84%) MS Exchange
16 16 (16.84%) LAN
17 14 (14.74%) Hyper-V
17 14 (14.74%) SCCM
17 14 (14.74%) Amazon AWS
17 14 (14.74%) Storage Management

Senior Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (16.84%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.05%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.05%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (27.37%) Office 365
2 19 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (14.74%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.11%) G Suite
5 2 (2.11%) IaaS
6 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.05%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.05%) PaaS
6 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (24.21%) Firewall
2 22 (23.16%) DNS
3 18 (18.95%) DHCP
3 18 (18.95%) SAN
3 18 (18.95%) WAN
4 16 (16.84%) LAN
5 12 (12.63%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (9.47%) NAS
6 9 (9.47%) VPN
7 7 (7.37%) Internet
7 7 (7.37%) VLAN
8 6 (6.32%) BGP
8 6 (6.32%) Network Security
8 6 (6.32%) OSPF
9 5 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (5.26%) iSCSI
9 5 (5.26%) TCP/IP
9 5 (5.26%) Unified Communications
10 4 (4.21%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (4.21%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
General
1 20 (21.05%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Retail
3 4 (4.21%) Banking
3 4 (4.21%) Legal
4 3 (3.16%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.11%) Games
5 2 (2.11%) Law
5 2 (2.11%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.05%) International Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.32%) Web Services
2 4 (4.21%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.11%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (28.42%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.32%) FMCG
3 3 (3.16%) Hedge funds
3 3 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.11%) CMDB
4 2 (2.11%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.11%) HP Storage
4 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.11%) PKI
4 2 (2.11%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.05%) Clustering
5 1 (1.05%) Fintech
5 1 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.05%) Replication
5 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 55 (57.89%) Windows
2 40 (42.11%) Windows Server
3 20 (21.05%) Linux
3 20 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (7.37%) CentOS
7 6 (6.32%) Unix
8 5 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (5.26%) SUSE
9 4 (4.21%) Windows 10
9 4 (4.21%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.11%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (2.11%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.05%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (97.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 25 (26.32%) ITIL
3 17 (17.89%) Migration
4 14 (14.74%) Storage Management
5 11 (11.58%) Problem Management
6 10 (10.53%) Re-Platforming
7 9 (9.47%) Patch Management
8 8 (8.42%) Project Management
9 7 (7.37%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (7.37%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (7.37%) Load Balancing
9 7 (7.37%) Network Design
9 7 (7.37%) Service Delivery
10 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (6.32%) Mentoring
10 6 (6.32%) Network Management
10 6 (6.32%) Server Management
10 6 (6.32%) Server Virtualisation
10 6 (6.32%) Service Management
10 6 (6.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.89%) PowerShell
2 12 (12.63%) SQL
3 4 (4.21%) C
4 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.11%) Python
5 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (13.68%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (12.63%) Degree
3 10 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 8 (8.42%) CCNA
5 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (6.32%) CCIE
6 6 (6.32%) CCNP
6 6 (6.32%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (5.26%) CCDP
7 5 (5.26%) MCSE
7 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
8 3 (3.16%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.11%) Master's Degree
9 2 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.05%) CCA
10 1 (1.05%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (1.05%) HNC
10 1 (1.05%) HND
10 1 (1.05%) MCP
10 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.05%) GDPR
System Software
1 36 (37.89%) Active Directory
2 23 (24.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (14.74%) Hyper-V
4 13 (13.68%) XenApp
5 9 (9.47%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (8.42%) vSphere
6 8 (8.42%) XenDesktop
7 6 (6.32%) vCloud
8 4 (4.21%) Firmware
9 2 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (1.05%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.05%) Docker
10 1 (1.05%) NFS
10 1 (1.05%) VirtualBox
10 1 (1.05%) Xen
10 1 (1.05%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (14.74%) SCCM
2 5 (5.26%) SCOM
3 4 (4.21%) Forum Sentry
3 4 (4.21%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.16%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.16%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (3.16%) Terraform
5 2 (2.11%) SCDPM
5 2 (2.11%) SnapVault
5 2 (2.11%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 2 (2.11%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.05%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.05%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.05%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 63 (66.32%) VMware
2 32 (33.68%) Citrix
3 27 (28.42%) Microsoft
4 26 (27.37%) Cisco
5 12 (12.63%) HP
6 9 (9.47%) NetApp
7 6 (6.32%) EMC
7 6 (6.32%) Ivanti
8 5 (5.26%) IBM
8 5 (5.26%) Meraki
8 5 (5.26%) SolarWinds
8 5 (5.26%) Veritas
9 4 (4.21%) BMC
9 4 (4.21%) CheckPoint
9 4 (4.21%) F5
9 4 (4.21%) Infoblox
9 4 (4.21%) McAfee
9 4 (4.21%) Palo Alto
10 3 (3.16%) Splunk
10 3 (3.16%) Veeam